Sunday, September 1, 2013

September 1, 2013 | John Bayles | The New Temple (John 2:12-25)

What did they see that day? That day in the temple when that huge display took place. Was it that crazy man going off in the temple? An insurrectionist, a militant, a fool? What a spectacle it was, whipping people and cattle, loosing birds from their cages, turning tables over, shouting threats, claiming that the temple was his own property and claiming to be God's son. Or was it a vivid mark of a new age beginning. An age in which a sacrificial system was being replaced for a sacrificed person. And age in which a place of worship, the temple, was being replaced with a person to be worshiped.

This text is one which is often viewed as Jesus losing His temper with the money changers, but it surely runs much deeper than that. This great disruption is a greater announcement of the demise of the religious system of Israel to their God and the rise of righteous Savior who would bring all of God's people into a living relationship with Himself.

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September 1, 2013 | John Bayles | The New Temple (John 2:12-25)

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